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Cockrill Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 500 students

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2014:
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Posted May 6, 2014

Teachers at Cockrill Elementary School are very dedicated to each and every student. We value parental input and welcome their support. The best thing about our school is the way faculty & staff care for the students. Our students know we care deeply about them and will do just about anything to help them succeed in school. Our academic scores are getting better, but we still have a way to go. We are working hard to become the best elementary school in West Nashville!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 5, 2014

I have been at Cockrill for 15 years. The teachers and staff are very loving and caring. Mrs. Cochrane and Dr Fuqua are Awesome. Cockrill is a GREAT school for children.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 30, 2014

Cockrill is the new up and coming neighborhood school! It is a Project Based Learning model school for the district. Students work towards the behavior bashes! If you send your child to this school you will be extremely satisfied!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 29, 2014

Cockrill Elementary is a great school to work at. I would feel comfortable sending my own kids here. These old reviews do not accurately reflect the atmosphere of the current school. All the teachers here are hard working and care deeply about their students. I know we strive to have open communication between parents and the school. Our principal is a great leader and also takes great interest in each individual student. She is supportive to both parents and staff. We work very hard to make sure each student succeeds and is recieving the help they need to be successful. We offer many great programs that give students extra support at the school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 28, 2014

Cockrill Elementary is a school that is equipped with excellent teachers, staff and administration. We provide a safe environment where students are provided a high quality education. We believe that all students can achieve at high levels and we strive for academic excellence each day. We believe that a superior education is a foundation for a successful life.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 27, 2014

I believe our school can compent with anyone. Great teachers. Everyone has a single purpose. To help the children suceed.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 25, 2014

MAY 2014 Cockrill Elementary is a wonderful school which has undergone a complete change in administration, staff and climate. Our staff consistently rates this as a great place to work, parents and community are very involved and students are making great gains! Come visit us! **PLEASE LOOK AT DATES OF COMMENTS BEFORE MAKING A DECISION ABOUT OUR SCHOOL - MANY ARE VERY OUTDATED**
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 8, 2011

I love this school! I had a problem with my sons report card and requested to meet with the teacher and principal. That week we all met along with other faultily members, and was able to resolve the problem. My sons teacher is a very good, but firm teacher. She will give it like she sees it with no sugar. She pushes and compliments the children, to their full potential. But with me, theirs no sugar and she to the point good or bad. I didn't understand this at first; after the meeting I understand and respect that she wants to inform me, yet her main goal iis getting back to the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2011

The teachers, principal, and staff at this school are rude, disrespectful, non-responsive and hateful. There is a culture of bias and disrespect throughout the entire school from the classrooms to the office staff. The staff routinely spends time gossiping about the children instead of taking that time to create a plan to educate them in the area needed. There are parents who take the time and initiative to assist in their childs education and who are not lazy but are faced with this sort of....(not ignorance but intentional bias) of certain children in an education staff. They are truly not in the business of education!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2010

my daughters teacher isn't helpful, sends almost 20 pages of school work home and more when she is out of school sick or doc appointments! her teacher complains about certain things that has already been told to where my daughter doesn't need! the office staff is very rude and unresponsive.. i rate this school unsatisfactory! i think they need the staff and some teachers from Eakin Elementary to go there and help straighten that cockrill out! also the principle from 2007 and 2008 at Eakin!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2008

My child attends this school. her teacher is outstanding an very responsive with the parents. on the other hand the office staff an the principals are very rude an unresponsive with parents. my main concern is they let anyone check your kids out of school without asking for proper id.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2008

Not a school I would send my child to! I had the opportunity to work with the Admin at the school professionally and have several friends whose children attend. The staff we dealt with were unresponsive to parents, disrespectful and on occassion just outright rude. Prime example of how the attitude of the school leadership can effect those working in the school.


Posted September 21, 2007

Absolutely wonderful staff. The have it down to a science, keeping the kids where they need to be and keeping the peace! I am so impressed with this school, after all the horror stories I've heard about public schools in general. Now if all the parents would do their part, and take some personal responsibility, a lot of the bullies and thugs would be thwarted, because there wouldn't be as many of them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2007

In working with the staff and faculity, I have found them to be more than satisfactory. They care very much about all of the child's needs and do all they can to provide support and encouragement to both the parents and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 49% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
32%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
54%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 84% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
13%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
24%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
25%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students41%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities55%
English language learners27%

Reading/Language Arts

All Students29%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learners27%

Science

All Students42%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities55%
English language learners36%

Social Studies

All Students61%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learners82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students31%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students25%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students19%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students76%
African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 41% 67%
Hispanic 29% 7%
Black 27% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
Clubs
  • Science club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:40 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 a.m.
School Leader's name
  • Susan Cochrane
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • No

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
  • Teacher-run
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • Science club
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
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4701 Indiana Av
Nashville, TN 37209
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Phone: (615) 298-8075

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